Glendale scored the first and last points of the night against the Yavapai College volleyball team, topping them in five games on Wednesday night in Prescott.
The Roughriders emerged victorious from the first two sets, beating the Gauchos 25-23 each time. Glendale answered back with a win in the third set and another in the fourth, edging Yavapai 25-18 and a nail-biting 32-30 respectively. Glendale overtook Yavapai 15-13 in the fifth set.
The Roughriders played the ball well all night, tallying more than 40 kills throughout the match. Sophomore right-side hitter Kaytlin Yost came in hot for Yavapai, racking up 10 kills.
“We were just struggling a little bit, you know, roller coaster ride,” said Yost of her team’s performance. “We just kind of let up and let [Glendale] in. I think they picked it up when we started to let up. It was mostly a lot of our errors.”
Errors were a main factor in Yavapai’s loss on their home court Wednesday.
“We had 53 errors throughout the five sets,” Yavapai head coach Zach Shaver said. “You won’t win many matches with that many errors, doesn’t matter who you play.”
The team was very aware of the impact of their errors in the match, but maintain a positive outlook on the rest of the season.
“It’s a good learning experience,” said freshman setter Kanani Hiapo of their loss. “There was a lot of service errors tonight,” Hippo said, “but the good part about…
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